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Parker Hannifin Corporation Value Stream Team Leader in WICHITA, Kansas

Value Stream Team Leader

Location : WICHITA, KS, United States

Job Family : Manufacturing and Production

Job Type : Regular

Posted : May 30, 2024

Job ID : 47992

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Position: Value Stream Team Leader

Position: Value Stream Team Leader

Location:Parker Meggitt - Wichita, KS


· We are a global leader in the research, design, integration, manufacture, certification, and lifetime service of flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management, lubrication, and pneumatic systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets. We support the world’s aircraft and aero engine manufacturers, providing a century of experience and innovation for commercial and military aircraft.

· Joining our team means, you are helping to deliver our purpose of Enabling Engineering Breakthroughs that Lead to a Better Tomorrow.’ A career at Parker Meggitt offers boundless potential for professional and personal growth. You will work alongside the brightest minds in the world, help develop innovative technology and products, and contribute to our company’s goal of solving the world’s greatest engineering challenges.

· We have succeeded in employing the top talent in the industry by focusing our hiring efforts on the individual, not the job description. If you are an inquisitive thinker with great ideas and a desire to succeed, we will find the perfect spot for you on our team.

· The Parker Meggitt is a worldwide leader in multiple Commercial and Military Aerospace product lines, including Fire and Smoke Detection and Extinguishing systems, Bleed Air Overheat detection systems, Actuators, Rudder Pedal Assemblies, Pumps, Fuel Gauging Systems, High-Temperature cables, and more.

Position Summary:

  • Responsibility for leading operation of one or more plant value streams. Implements under the direction of the Value Stream Manager the Parker Lean system and Win Strategy to ensure a safe work environment, drive quality improvements, provide premier customer service, develop a qualified workforce, reduce operating costs, inventories and lead times through continuous improvements. Oversee day-to-day activities to meet daily, monthly, quarterly and annual expectations .

  • Responsible for developing and leading associates, employment decisions and performance assessments of an assigned plant value stream(s). Responsible for leading all aspects of the plant value stream(s) under the direction of the Value Stream Manager to include: associate development, utilization of team consensus to evaluate decisions, ensure rapid implementation of decisions, budget development and adherence, employment decisions related to associates and performance assessment of Group Leaders and associates. The Value Stream Team Leader will meet with the Value Stream associates regularly. Reflecting on problems, solutions and challenges, thereby creating a culture of continuous improvement.

  • Leads the plant value stream(s) in daily operations and continuous improvements, which include but are not limited to: supply chain, production control, manufacturing priorities and coordination between all shifts in the value stream. The Value Stream Team Leader will assist the Value Stream Manager to create continuous product flow, utilize pull systems and to level the workload.

  • Create the basis for continuous improvement and employee empowerment by ensuring that standardized work and processes are followed, needed adjustments are implemented and the area is compliant with safety and 5S requirements.

  • Instill and maintain a positive team atmosphere in the Value Stream(s); hold regular team meetings and assign team member tasks and coordinate support activities form departments outside of the team. Utilize PDCA in conjunction with Tracking Centers and Team Improvement Boards to ensure results.

  • Provide effective cross training for Value Stream associates and backups from other value streams to assure the continuous smooth running of the value stream. Encourage team to stop and fix problems in order to get quality right the first time.

  • Work with the Value Stream Manager to develop the future state value stream map and manage the plans to achieve it as documented in the Value Steam Tracking Center. In addition, the Team Leader works with the Group Leader and the Value Stream Team to maintain Team Improvement Boards. A visually controlled environment must be developed to assure no problems are hidden.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

  • 3- 5 years’ management or supervisory experience.

  • Sufficient background in accounting, PC skills, manufacturing, human resource management and inventory control.

  • Demonstrated teamwork and teambuilding skills. Ability to assess and develop individual and team skills and capabilities. Able to create and maintain enthusiasm for challenges. Serve as model by promoting safety, new ideas and positive change.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience with LEAN teams or leading LEAN teams is preferred.

    Additional Comments:

    The essential functions have been provided as examples of the type of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. The Company reserves the right to modify the work assignments and/or to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions. The job description is not intended to be an all inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. It is intended to describe the general nature of the position.

    Come join the Parker Aerospace Team! We are proud to offer competitive benefits designed with health, wealth, and well-being in mind. Our competitive package includes:

    Health and Wellbeing:

    · Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage from day one, including Health Savings and Reimbursement Accounts.

    · Wellness incentive credits leading to reduced healthcare premiums.

    · Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for health and well-being support.

    · On-site facilities: cafeteria with a wide array of food options, mini-mart, and vending machines.

    · Participation in health and emotional well-being challenges with rewards.

    Financial Security and Growth:

    · Competitive salary with an annual bonus incentive plan.

    · Retirement benefits: 401(k) with company match opportunity.

    · Income Protection, Life Insurance, Accidental Life and dismemberment Insurance, Short and Long-Term Disability insurance.

    Work-Life Balance and Flexibility:

    · Generous Paid Time Off: 120 hours, plus up to 13 paid holidays including a company-wide shut down between Christmas and New Year’s.

    · Parental Leave: 4 weeks at 100% pay for new family additions.

    · Extras like Adoption Assistance, financial guidance resources, paid jury duty, bereavement time, and time off for citizenship testing, marriage, and birth.

    Career Advancement and Education:

    · Career development opportunities with up to $10,000 tuition reimbursement per year.

    · Support for ongoing education through our Educational Reimbursement program.

    Parker Purpose Opportunities:

    · Business Resource Groups promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.

    · Volunteering day off and social committee activities throughout the year.

    Additional Benefits:

    · Employee Perkz on various services (car purchases, computer purchases, life adventures, etc.)

    · Employee Referral program - Refer a family member or friend and receive a generous award for referrals that are hired (up to $4,000)

    · Dress for Your Day policy, offering flexible work attire options.

    Employment Opportunity (EN-USA): Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. However, U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or other appropriate status is required for certain positions, in accordance with U.S. import & and export regulations.(“Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / VEVRAA Federal Contractor”)

    If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please go to Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal (eeoc.gov) and Genetic Information Discrimination

    DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: In accordance with Parker’s policies and applicable state laws, Parker provides for a drug-free workplace. Therefore, all applicants seeking employment with Parker will be subject to drug testing as a condition of employment.

This role is subject to compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which requires the incumbent to be either a US citizen, lawful permanent resident [“green card” holders], or have refugee or asylee status).